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Samaria Gorge National Park

Old National Road Chanion-Kissamou | Lefka Ori (White Mountains), Sfakia, Crete 730 05, Greece
+30 2821 045570
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Samaria Gorge Tour from Chania - The Longest Gorge in Europe
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Believed to be one of the most scenic national parks in Europe, this gorge stretches more than 10 miles to the south coastal region and offers many hiking trails.
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Old National Road Chanion-Kissamou | Lefka Ori (White Mountains), Sfakia, Crete 730 05, Greece
+30 2821 045570
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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Listed as Europe's longest walkable Gorge, it rewards it's visitors with an overwhelming sense of awe and wonder of nature untamed. At 13 kilometres long, it takes you on a journey not only in spectacular length but, in the first 3 kilometres plunges down via...More

5  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Samaria Gorge is really worth the visit and the walk through the changing landscape was a really good experience. I advice you to go early in the day and also early in the season if you can - it gets so hot and the valley...More

1  Thank Monica B
Reviewed 9 May 2016

My wife (very fit) her 63 year old aunt (somewhat fit) and her friend (not fit at all) and I (very fit) contract a tour through Elfonsus Tours during our stay in Chania. The cost was 22 euro plus an additional 15 euro paid to...More

1  Thank Hunter M
Reviewed 8 May 2016

This is well worth doing if you enjoy hiking. It is very well organised and the National Park is very clean and well Serviced in terms of rest areas and water stops and wc's. We booked late the night before through our Hotel Royal Sun)...More

3  Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Recently hiked this gorge on a G Adventure holiday with nine others mostly over sixty. (Some in their seventies. We were prepared and took light packs with food and a bottle of water which we filled at the many stops along the way. The water...More

1  Thank Marion H
Reviewed 30 April 2016

This is not for beginners. It takes between 5 and 7 hours and while it is extremely beautiful, it is quite tiring, especially at the beginning where you walk down uneven steps to enter the gorge. We went at the end of April which was...More

2  Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Thanks to everyone for their helpful reviews. We left on a Thomson excursion from rethymnon at 6 am and didn't get back til 9 PM so a fifteen hour day and missed our dinner PM but we expected that from past reviews. The drive to...More

1  Thank Dave9
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This is a great walk. It is 16km (between 3-5 hour walk). Me and my girlfriend ook About 3,5 hours to do this walk and we had a 30 minute break. However there are many stops if you want to take your time. There are...More

1  Thank Randy W
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

7 hous 7 minutes trecking !🙀 this was amazing absolutely fantastic views we travelled by local bus from chania at 7.45 taking approx 1 hour costing 13.5 euros the bus stops you off at the top of the Gorge costing 5 euros to enter the...More

4  Thank Tracyrobo
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Good. Not much to see. Nice hike with a lot of rocks and water streams. its poorly marked and the marking which is on the rocks is easily tampered with. So we ended up going the wrong direction, cuz somebody turned the arrow on a...More

1  Thank Ali A
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Beverley M
30 August 2017|
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Response from Brasilian_bear |
Hiya, Just did the walk, and first half or so is just downhill steps. It flattens out after, but even then it's stoney so you end up going up and down stones the whole way, very rarely is it totally flat. I also have a dodgy... More
29 August 2017|
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Response from MontherYASEEN | Reviewed this property |
U can do it by your self as we did it , we loved it
21 August 2017|
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Response from goapto | Reviewed this property |
We went from Agia Marina by car to Omalos (where the entrance is located). The only issue is that if you go by car you have 2 options. Option 1: do the descent and come back on the same day. Option 2: do the descent and stay... More
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